Luther College recently installed Kirk Larsen, Luther professor of biology, as the Russel R. Rulon Endowed Chair in Biology.
The Rulon Chair honors Russell R. Rulon, professor of biology at Luther from 1963 to 2000. In support of Luther professors who have demonstrated excellence in teaching biology and dedication to serving as an advisor and mentor to students, the Rulon Endowment was created through the support of colleagues, friends and alumni who were beneficiaries of Rulon's teaching and mentoring skills. The Rulon Chair devotes part of their time to a project that will enhance the training of students in science.
Larsen received a bachelor's degree from Calvin College, a master's degree from Michigan State University and doctoral degree from The Ohio State University.